Yasmeen Hassan

Anchor/Producer 6:30 News

"I'm honored to be able tell people's stories and be a part of this community."

She grew up all over the East Coast, but went to school in Tucson at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). After graduating, Yasmeen moved to Phoenix to work in television, producing and reporting for Good Morning Arizona. She is excited about meeting new people, facing new challenges, and taking in everything that the Tri-Cities area has to offer. Yasmeen says the best part of her job is connecting to the community everyday.   YasmeenH@kvewtv.com @YasmeenKAPPKVEW https://www.facebook.com/YasmeenNews

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Two Rifles Found On Roof of Pendleton Elementary School

Pendleton School District

Pendleton Police removed two rusted and inoperable rifles found by youth trespassing on a roof at Sherwood Heights Elementary School Wednesday evening.
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Federal Aid Needed for Wildfire Victims

White Swan Wildfire

Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.
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Feds Order Reinstatement of Hanford Whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety.
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Hot Weather Takes Toll on Wheat Crop

Wheat

Too much heat and too little rain this summer are taking a toll on the winter wheat crop in Eastern Washington. 
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Seattle's Top Pot Officer Back on Patrol

Legal pot sales

The Seattle police officer who was reassigned last month after it was learned he wrote 80 percent of the marijuana tickets is back to his regular job.
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Paul Allen Donates $500K to Gun Initiative

Guns

A campaign seeking to expand gun sale background checks has received a $500,000 donation from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
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Pot Campaign Announces $2.3 Million in TV Ads

Marijuana Measure

The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults says it's buying $2.3 million worth of television advertising.
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Campfires Okay in Western Washington

Campfire

Thanks to this week's rain, the state Department of Natural Resources is easing its burn ban a bit.
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Seattle Vigil to Protest Teen's Death

MICHAEL BROWN

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Seattle to peacefully protest the death of a black teen shot by a police officer in Missouri.
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State Shuts Down 2 Oregon Medical Marijuana Stores

Medical Marijuana

The state of Oregon shut down two medical marijuana dispensaries for violations of state regulations.
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State Receives $170,000 Education Grant

School

Washington state has been awarded a $170,000 grant to support science, technology, engineering and math education. 
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Washington Health Exchange Needs 171 More Fixes

Washington Healthplanfinder

Officials at Washington's health exchange say they're making progress on fixing the computer problems that have kept thousands of people from using their new health insurance. 
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2 Firefighters Injured in Wildfire

Wildfire

A spokeswoman for a wildfire burning in central Washington says two firefighters from the Arizona-based Navajo Hotshots crew were injured when a large log rolled down a steep slope and hit them Wednesday.
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US Highway 12 Reopens After Mudslide Cleared

Traffic Alert

Washington state Transportation Department officials say a large mud and rock slide that shut down more than 30 miles of U.S. Highway 12 between White Pass and the Highway 410 intersection has been cleared.
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Father of Slain Girl: "I've already forgiven him"

JENISE WRIGHT

The father of a slain 6-year-old Bremerton girl says he forgives the 17-year-old neighbor suspected of killing and raping his daughter.
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Oregon Insurer Can't Deny Tutism Treatment

Health Insurance

A federal judge in Portland has ruled that a major Oregon health provider cannot deny coverage to autistic children for a specific treatment.
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Washington Unemployment Rate Dips to 5.6%

Jobs Report

Washington experienced continued job growth in July and the state’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest point since August 2008, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted estimates released today by state Employment Security Department. 
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Oregon Jobless Rate at 6.9% in July

Jobs Report

The state Employment Department says Oregon's jobless rate was 6.9 percent in July, up from 6.8 percent the month before.
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Judge Dismisses Marijuana Tax Case

Marijuana legalized in Washington state

 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Washington state's authority to tax marijuana.
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Campfires at Washington Campgrounds Banned

Campfire

Due to the extreme fire danger across nearly all of Washington from hot, dry weather, the state has expanded its ban on outdoor fires.
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